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Ultimate Guide to the Best Off-Piste Skiing In the Three Valleys

For some, the perfect ski holiday is all about lapping up the fine things in life in the most opulent luxury chalets Courchevel has to offer. To others however, nothing matters more than blazing as many ambitious trails as possible and chasing fresh powder where few dare to venture. Unsurprisingly, the world’s single largest ski area is packed with more amazing off-piste skiing opportunities than anyone could hope to cram into a dozen lifetimes. As such, it’s a good idea

Marmalade Ski School’s Tip of the Week – Stand on Outside Ski

Hello, we are Marmalade Ski School based in Meribel, France. We are a small team of instructors who simply still love to go skiing for ourselves and are continually striving to improve our own skiing performance and our coaching abilities. None of it is massively new – we are not reinventing the wheel  – but we believe that staying up to date with current skiing technique, which is forever evolving, along with ski design promotes an enthusiasm and motivation that

Vallorcine – Chamonix’s Secret Getaway!

We love skiing in Chamonix, but sometimes the crowds and the buses can be frustrating. But only 20 minutes away is Chamonix’s secret getaway – Vallorcine, a traditional and pretty French village that links directly to Le Tour. Our friends at the Bellevue Alpine Lodge – a British owned gite and B&B in Vallorcine – bring us up to date with the skiing in the area: The closest lift to the Bellevue Alpine Lodge is the modern gondola that lifts

Affordable Family Ski Holidays During School Break

As a family, ski trips are likely to be restricted to the school holidays which can mean higher prices and busier slopes. But be flexible on where you ski and you’ll find that affordable holidays and avoiding the crowds are easily achievable. For the best value ski breaks avoid the biggest resorts and opt for lesser-known destinations, such as Åre in Sweden and Trysil in Norway. Take your time when booking and look out for half term ski deals and

How to Avoid Any Winter Holiday Disasters!

Everyone’s had at least one holiday which has turned out to be a bit of a nightmare. Whether it’s because the hotel you booked and which the travel agent assured you would be ready is still waiting for its windows to be fitted, or your neighbours are what you can only describe as the hardest party animals you’ve ever had chance to meet.  Maybe you’ve been skiing and it snowed so much all week that you couldn’t see your hand

Top 4 Ski Resorts Best for Early Skiing

Now that the winter is approaching, it’s time to dust off your snowboarding and skiing gear and prepare to conquer the slopes of Europe. Last year, over 30% of all brits went on skiing holiday during the winter. But, if you can’t wait for the proper arrival of winter, there are some incredible early –before Christmas- skiing resorts available for you to conquer. Skiing during the early season isn’t just about the thrill of having fewer people on the slopes

Ready for Some Ski Adrenaline? Try Meribel’s Best Off-Piste Runs

Méribel has a lot of very good off-piste to discover, as well as the pistes that the Three Valleys is famous for. We asked Pierre-François Papet, head of Méribel’s ESI Snow Systems ski school, to pick out some of the best off-piste runs for skiers with at least some off-piste experience. *Don’t tackle them without guidance* Some of the best snow is to be found on the north-facing run accessed from the 3 Vallées 2 chair lift at Val-Thorens. Ducking

How to Have the Worst Ski Holiday of Your life

As we’re always on the hunt for interesting, funny and original ski blogs, today we’re particularly proud to have our friend Belle writing a guest post for us. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we did! You can read more of Belle de Neige’s tales of catastrophe, sex and squalor from the alpine underbelly on her seasonnaire blog and, soon, in a book. Hi Ski Accommodation Finder fans. My name is Belle de Neige, and I’m a chalet

Mint Snowboarding’s Guide to the Snowparks of the Portes du Soleil

The Portes du Soleil not only has an abundance of snowparks, but also some of the best snowparks in Europe. These parks cater for all levels of rider; from complete freestyle novices to world class pros. Local snowboard school, Mint Snowboarding, provide you with this guide to the best parks in the Portes du Soleil: Avoriaz Avoriaz itself has a huge selection of snow parks sponsored by Burton and these are tiered to allow for rider development. The Avoriaz parks